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HE LIBERAL DE LIBERAL, SEWARD fcOUNTY, KANSAS, SEPTEMBER 1, 1921 J. B. MILLER VOL. XV. 0. 11 V CHAUTAUQUA OPENED BIG CROWD Large. Attendance at Every Number Is Gratifying ' The Redpath-Horner Chautauqua opened Saturday afternoon with the largest "first day" crowd in the his tory of the Chautauqua in Liberal. The big tent .was filled to capacity and several stood,' for the afternoon , entertainment given by the Hawa- iiana. This program was exception ally well received and despite the warm day, no one left until after the last number had been given. In the evening, the Hawaiians gave a musical prelude and Chas.a HK Plut tenburg gave a lecture under the most trying ' conditions imaginable. The lights went out and the only light in the big tent was that of sev eral autos which were- pushed up close to the tent. On account of the . semi-darkness, some of the best parts of the lecture had to be omit ted, but nevertheless, those who heard the talk heard something that was really worth while, and learned to be better boosters for their town. One thought expressed by Mr. Plattenburg was that if yoi don't like your home town, boost it any way so that you can sell out and leave. This is mighty good advice. . Sunday s program was just as 'well attended as those on Saturday, and not enough seats to go round. The Musical Grenadiers gave one of the best musical entertainments ev er given in Liberal. , With the" com pany was a slide-trombonist who ' could do seemingly impossible things with the 'instrument, and his num bers alone were worth the price of the program. " The entire company was made up of musicians of a very high order. -: In the evening the Musical Crens-; diers gave a good program before a masterful address-by Henry F. Ad rain, who held the bast audience at tentive, to the last. Adraitusaid so many good things that it would be impossible to select anyone of more importance than the balance, and it is fortunate indeed that so many lieard him. The reporter , has been unable to 'attend all the programs, but the great audiences attending is proof enough that the Chautauqua is a good one throughout, and we have yet to hear of a kick on a single one of the numbers. " ' ' - ' The production 'Broadway Jones' drew the largest audience ever as sembled in Liberal. The ' big "tent was entirely too small so the" side walls, were raised and several sec tions of seats placed on the outside. It is estimated that between fifteen and sixteen hundred people saw the -play, and everyone expressed their Approval. ' Th' Chautauqua this season is not only the best but the best patronized of any heretofore given in Liberal, and for once and all, established the Chautauqua as a permanent institu tion in Liberal. ..' ' 1 Previous to the opening there was seemingly but slight interest on, the seemingly mui iis h..w part of the general public, but the I: -f w f I. Sca "2VSXKi JM Th. greauat mq. UfkMto America. At ChantauQU-. WE THANK THE' PEOPLE' On behalf of the Chautauqua committee, I desire to thank the business men of Liberal and citizens for their hearty support during the present Chautauqua, which ha been a success 'financially. . I want to es pecially thank the public spirited ones who gave so much .assistance in the sale of season tickets. Several of our people spent a good portion of their time during the past ten days pushing the sale of these tick ets, and it is help like this that counts. " A good many people think a Chau tauqua can be put over without much work, but a great deal of hard work has been done by our several big hearted Chautauqua boosters, 'and to these people goes credit for the success we have enjoyed, and it is the committees' wish that the people who helped should know we appre ciate, it. ' A good portion of credit also is luc Miss Mary Jane Sturgeon, sup erintendent, who has worked hard and tirelesslv to put us over tne top, and has dorte' many duties out of her regular line of work in the interest of this and future Chautauquas; Superintendents like her are as sets to the company, and an inspira tion to the town and comunity in which they work.. , Speaking for the committe, I trust weovill have the assistance, and cooperation from the citizens in eeneral next year that we have i had this, and the Chautauqua will I jJmiW konnms b nprmanent in- HJ MVMfV ij.....--- . stitution in our city. Ray Kennedy, Pres. Liberal Chau. MISS LET A NICKLE ENTER TAINED SATURDAY EVEN Miss Leta' Nickle entertained more than a hundred guests at a lawn nartv Saturday nieht. On arrival the aruests were ushered ntft the livine room, which had been transformed into a earden with rambling vines, wicket gates, and tiee work. Games on th lawn filled the rest of the evening until eleven. The . guests were then summond to the house to enjoy a " by Miss Ruth Cure, and a violin. duet bv Miss Nickle and Mr. Ireland of Tyrone, Oklahoma. Refreshments of punch, wafers and stick, candy were served. The guests departed at midnight, each expresing their appreciation of the evenings entertainment. Hemstitching, quickly and satis factorily done; mail oredrs solicited. Over Peoples State Bank. Mrs. Minnie Brta'dfoot. Vlltfc first program dispelledyall doubt as to the financial success and caused the committee to. begin ar ranging additional seats. Those in charge for the company as well as the local committee is to be congratulated .pn the wonderful success of the undertaking. During the intermission between acts Tuesday night, Chairman Ken nedyof the committee, made a short talk and, at the close took an aye and nay vote as to whether, we should have a Chautauqua next year. All "the votes were in the affirma tive and accordingly the 'contract - - 1 will be signed for another season. .Au nDfii siNacRs.' : : !""' ,1 FRANK L. WRIGHT AN - v . INSTITUTE INSTRUCTOR Farmer Kansae Sckeol Man New f Greeley , Colorado, U Here TM. Week - Prof. Frank L. Wright, for sev eral years superintendent of schools in western' Kansas towns, but who, for the past several years has been an instructor . in the University of Colorado, at Greeley, is one of in structors in the Seward County Teachers' Institute in sesion here this week. Countv Superintendent Thompson is indeed fortunate in securing Prof. Wright as an instructor, for he is a man of exceptional ability and the fact that he has a part in the insti tute cannot help but be a great benefit to the teachers. Prof. Wright is a great believer in consolidated schools and says that where conditions are such that consolidation is possible, it should be done, not alone from the 'stand point of economy but for the benefit of the children affected. TEACHERS INSTITUTE . WELL ATTENDED Held This Week in High School Building Subjects Were In- terestingly Discussed The enrollment at the teachers institute which is being held this week at the high school building is the largest that it has been for a number of years. Dr. Day is giving some interesting and helpful talks on "first aid"; this is arranged for bv the Red Cross of the city and the members of the institute wish to show their appreciation for it. ' Those who are attending the insti tute are : . Leo F. Ackers, Corinne Ackers, Liberal: Goldie Reed. Kismet: Edna Bloom. Lucile Erb. Liberal: Ethel Davis, Sublette; Roma Browne, Ar kalon; ' Elizabeth White, Hayne; Leota Dunsworth, Liberal, Opal Creedem. Fern McGregor. Liberal : Henna-' GCoodifeHayne;, -..Nora Thomas, Liberal ; Cecil D. Davis, Sub lette; Ef fie White, Hayne; Gladys B. Cbndry, Kismet; Mrs. G. W. ,,. r.,A. Shaffer, -Blanche K. Brown, Gertrude E. Mahn, Thelma Keating, Mable Minton, Lynn unting, Liberal; Sarah Snow, Arkalon ; Ivy Ruth Wilkerson, Kismet; Iona Ross, Hugoton; Mrs. Eleanor Mangles, Rolla; Mrs. Anna E. Webber, Liberal; Nona May Mor ris, Plains; Grace Headrick, George Lee and A. V. Ebersole, Liberal. The following is the program as was given : , . , , Monday 8:45 Primary Work Miss Dal. ' bey. 8:00 Purpose in Educations Frank L. Wright. 9:80 Physiology and Hygiene A. B. Steele. 10:15 Modern Movements in Edu cation Frank L. Wright. . 1 1 :00 Primary Work Miss Dal bey. Evening 7 :00 Schoolroom Sanitation Dr. - Smith. Tuesday 8:00 The Place of Play in the Rural School Frank L. -Wright. 8:45 Primary Work Miss Dal bey v 9:30 Geography A. B. Steele. 10:15 The Teacher, a Community Asset Frank L. Wright. 1 1 :00 Primary Work Miss bey. Evening 7:00 First Aid Dr. Day. Wednesday 8:00 OrcnnizinD- the Social Dal- Life o f the- Community Frank L. Wright. 8:45 Primary Work Miss Dal . bey. 9:30 Geoirraphy A. B. Steele. 10:16 Training for Citizenship in the Schoolroom Frank L. Wriffht 11:00 Primary Work Miss Dal bey. ' 7:00 First Aid Dr. Day. i Thursday 8:00 Mental and Educational Tests Frank L. Wright. 8:45 Primary Workr-Miss Dal- bey. 9:30 Geography A. B. Steele. 10:1 5 Dynamic Teaching Frank L. Wright. 11:00 Primary Work Miss Dal bey Evening ' 7:d0 First Aid Dr. Day. Friday 8:00 Projects in Education Frank L. Wright. . 8:45 Primary Work Miss Dal- b9:30 Nature Study A. BSteele. 10:16 Teaching Ideals Through Literature Frank L. Wright Want ' nic milk-fed spring chicken, dressed np nice, for Sun day?. Call The (Farmer Produce CepaBy-rPhone 663. V Htle BLUE BELL TIRE SHOPN MOVES TO NEW LOCATION Manager Thiorar Opens Today in th Old Carton Feed Yard Will - Conduct Aula Rapair Shop Manager Thierer of. the Blue Bell Tire Shop opened today for busi ness in the old Carson Feed Yard, across the street south, from the Carson hotel. I . A gas pump has been installed and now Thierer can supply your needs in oil, gas, tires, tubes and all kinds of accessories, and has a very con venient place to drive in. He also has a lot of god space for parking cars and takes care of them for a very small "fee ten cents in the day time, and 25 cents at night. They won't be stolen or damaged by others running into them if you lqave them there. With the additional room he will be able to irive better service and invites his old patrons and any new ones to call on him m his new Jo cation. Stub Boyland and Leslie Shelton will also conduct a repair shop in the same location. .Both are known as good mechanics and they solicit a share of your business. IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE , THIS BUT MAYBE TRUE Discovery of an enormous diamond weighing 8000 carets in the Ameri can holdings of Kenneth Traynor in Africa, causes a sensation in "The Mask." the feature film which is comins- to the Majestic Theater on Thursday, September 8th. Intoxica ted by the value of his find, the big Kaffir who picked up the gem tries to escape, but is shot in the leg by an overseer. Jack Holt has the dual role of Kenneth Traynor and as that of "Handsome Jack," black Bheep of the Traynor family. The leading feminine role is played by Hedda Nova. Bertram Bracken directed the production, which is adapted from a story Arnrarnwnp-n-." MUSIC AT THE MAJESTIC THEATRE IS EXCELLENT Mr. R. Roberts of St. Louis. Mis souri, who has been engaged as pian ist at the Majestic Theater is a very capable and thorough musician, hav ing held responsible positions as pianist, orchestra leader and organ ist in some of the leading theaters of the country. ' He has made a particular study of photoplay music making the picture a feature, and the music an accompaniment to fit any scene and the particular theme for the star in the picture. Thu music rendered at the Majestic is pleasing and enjoyable as the picture at all times. Mr. Roberts is a thor ough picture show man and we hope to have the pleasure of his good music at the Majestic for sometime a HUGOTON FOLKS COME TO OUR CHAUTAUQUA Something like twenty-five cars of Hugoton folks came over Tuesday evening to attend the Chautauqua, and witnesed the production "Broad way Jones." Several cars of Liberal folks at tended the Hugoton Chautauqua one evening last week, and the folks over there were not slow- to. show their appreciation of the friendly feeling displayed, and they returned the compliment strongly. We were glad to have them with us, and hope they enjoyed the even ing and will come again. PRESBYTERIAN SERVICES Statistics show that more people are ill on Sunday than the1 total for the other six days of the week. Is that true of the people of Lib eral? 0, come, let us worship and bow down. Ps, 95:6. . The Sunday school meets at 9:45. Let all of the young people come' to Sunday school the day be fore they start to the public schools. Worship at 11:00 a. m. .At this service the sacrament of the Lord's Sunner will be observed. Every mem ber of the' congregation is urged to be present Let ua show ouHove and lovaltv to our Lord and Savior. The Christian Endeavor 'will meet at 7:45 p. m. A'aet of slide show ing New York City wUl be shown in connection , with thla service. You will b welcomed. "BURN CORN FOR FUEL" This startling headline has ap peared recently in hundreds of newspapers over the United States. The' articles beneath the headlines indicatd that th farmers in the wes tern Vtates were planning to make fuel of, foodstuffs due to the poor market conditions The suggestion has brought out a Ifeeline of near-horror among the thousands of organized Near East relief workers throughout the coun try. With thousands dying for want of wheat and corn in the Caucasus it appears almost unbelievable that the markets of the United States would bring about such a condition of affairs. ' A nntinn nf farmnr is dvinor for want of food and the farmers of the United States have voluntarily 4f- fered five million buBhels of grain for these destitute people. The third cargo of food has just reached the "Port of Dying Men," and millions of bushels of corn, barley, oats and wheat are necessary to tide over the suffering. Considering the relief to men, women and children that corn will brine, it seems almost incredible that this valuable grain will be burned for fuel by the western crop raisers. As one prominent Near East re lief sympathizer remarked to an au dience the other day: "The smoke of burning corn will rise to a relent less heaven." OBITUARY OF J. M. BAILY J. M. Baily was born March 17, 1841, and died August 20, 1921, at his home in Liberal; being 80 years, five months and 23 days old. Mr. Baily was born in England. In 1 852 he came to America and settled in Indiana. In 1881 he was united in marriage to Margaret Ralston. To this union three children were born; Mrs. Lillie May, Val Baily and Julia Anna, all of whom live in In diana. Mr. Baily was in the army five years and .nine months, and fought in the Civil war. He joined the Sal vation Army, . church in 1910, to which-paefassioa.. ha was an earnest devotee to his death. He leaves a wife and three children. I BUSINESS MANAGER OF GAZETTE VISITS LIBERAL H. W. Southworth, manager of the Hutchinson Gazette, was a Liberal visitor Wednesday, on his way to Guymon, where Mrs. Southworth-has been visiting with friends for some time. Mr. Southworth . speaks very highly of Liberal as a town and was pleased to note the excellent crop conditions in this section of the. state. PHOTOPLAY IS NOW NEARING XOMPLETION The new Photoplay Theater is now ncaring completion and it will not be long until the finest play-house in the Southwest will be openl to the public. The contractors are bend ing every effort to' hasten the open ing day, and Manager Tucker is also getting anxious to open his house again. He is billing some good shows to give the people just as soon as he can get in the building. .j, .-.--a---. ' ! . j . i ; ; i .-. v: . I . ' f.."V V 1 .1 1 ,ii i ii i i .... ; r- ' HON. JOHN TEMPLE GRAVIS. , - ' , Orator, Journalist, statesman, patloaal flgura at ChattUufltta.2..;i.'Ji COMPANY E RETURN- : ED MONDAY MORNING Banquet Was Served to Them at Sanf ord Cafe by C. of C. Company E., K. N. G. returned from their annual encampment at Ft. Riley Monday morning on No. 311. The boys were met at the train by a number of people and were taken to the Sanford Hotel, where they were served a most glorirfua banquet. The boys of the company all seem well satisfied with the results of the encampment While they were in camp none of the company were seriously ill, although several were feeling rather badly for a day or so. The rest of the company were well oc and Lieutenant Gaskill re ports that almost every member of our company gained from one to four pounds in weight. While in camp, Company E. was able to eat far better than some of the other companies, due to the ef lciency of the Mess Sergeant. All of our meals were appreciated by the men. The bovs from the' southwest part of the state showed up well with the rest of the regiment when it came to working in the hot sun. The day of the regimental parade before Governor Henry J. Allen was one of the hottest of any of the time in camp, pne company lost two men from the heat, and other companies lost some, but we did not learn just how many; but Company E men were able to withstand- the sun. and none of us suffered. On the day of the hike, E Company lost only two men while other companies lost heavily, and the ambulance made several trips to the camp, with men who dropped from the ranks. The company ranked very high in their discipline, although one evening four of the most respected men on the company were confined to th guard- house-for -returning the camp after taps had sounded. However, their term of imprison ment lasted only about ten minutes. One afternoon the entire company had a great water fight. Every member of the Company was treated to a bucket or two of water. The nnn-rnmmiuiioned officers were not exempt and they were soaked as well as the privates. After the fight had raged for about tw.o hours the whole company was sent to the bath houses to wash their clothes, . ; ; (Continued, on back- page) i i SANFORD CAFE SERVED A NICE BANQUET FOR GUARD The Sanford Cafe served the re turning Guardsmen by the Liberal Chamber of Commerce at the New Sanford Cafe was first-class in every particular, and the boys did ample justice to the good meal prepared for t them. The service was the very best and everything went off smoothly, at testing the fact that the Sanford is well able to meet the needs of the city when a banquet is to be given.